Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants, Inc., owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate approximately $6.3 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2011, Darden was the first restaurant company ever named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Our restaurant brands – Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us.

Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. Darden’s scale enables us to have the best systems in the industry, including the best in training and opportunity for our people. As we continue to invest in system updates and upgrades, we’re not only enabling greater consistency, accuracy and efficiency in our restaurants, but giving our people time to make the human touch an even larger part of dining with us. By combining our resources and working closely together, we're able to make every moment matter even more.

Company Growth (employees)
Orlando, US
Size (employees)
150,942 (est)
Darden Restaurants was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Orlando, US

Key People at Darden Restaurants

Gene Lee

Gene Lee

President & Chief Executive Officer
Rick Cardenas

Rick Cardenas

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Chris Chang

Chris Chang

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Darden Restaurants Office Locations

Darden Restaurants has an office in Orlando
Orlando, US (HQ)
1000 Darden Center Dr

Darden Restaurants Metrics

Darden Restaurants Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$6.9 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$375 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$9.5 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (29-May-2016)

$274.8 m
Darden Restaurants's current market capitalization is $9.5 b.
Darden Restaurants's revenue was reported to be $6.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2.5% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$6.3 b$6.8 b$6.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$6.1 b$6.4 b$6.3 b


$308.9 m$367.6 m$622.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$174.6 m$175.3 m$449.7 m

Income tax expense

($8.6 m)($21.1 m)$90 m

Net Income

$286.2 m$709.5 m$375 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$98.3 m$535.9 m$274.8 m


$196.8 m$163.9 m$175.4 m

Current Assets

$2 b$1.1 b$820.3 m


$872.5 m$872.4 m$872.3 m

Total Assets

$7.1 b$6 b$4.6 b

Accounts Payable

$233.1 m$198.8 m$241.9 m

Total Debt

$15 m$15 m

Current Liabilities

$1.6 b$1.2 b$1.2 b

Retained Earnings

$995.8 m$1 b$547.5 m

Total Equity

$2.3 b$2 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0 x0 x

Financial Leverage

2.6 x2.3 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$286.2 m$709.5 m$375 m


($25.6 m)$64.5 m($11.8 m)

Accounts Payable

$27.2 m($20.9 m)$45.6 m

Long-term Borrowings

($1.1 b)($1.1 b)

Dividends Paid

($288.3 m)($278.9 m)($268.2 m)

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